President visit for 20th anniversary celebration of Heritage Programme

first_imgHeritage Officers from around the country attended a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin recently hosted by President Michael D. Higgins to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Heritage Officer Programme.Under the programme, the first Heritage Officers were appointed in Galway City, County Kerry and County Sligo in 1999.County Donegal’s first Heritage Officer was appointed in June 2003 and today there are 27 Heritage Officers nationwide. “The Heritage Officer Programme is a joint initiative between The Heritage Council and local authorities in Ireland,” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“The role of the Heritage Officer is to raise awareness, provide advice, gather data, propose policy and promote best practice in relation to the natural, built and cultural heritage.“In partnership with The Heritage Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum, the Heritage Officer also oversees the preparation and implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan.“The Heritage Council provides part-funding for the role of Heritage Officers in local authorities and for the implementation of County Heritage Plans. “The Heritage Council also provides a continuing professional development training programme for Heritage Officers.”In his address, President Higgins highlighted the role of Heritage Officers: “Communities have benefitted from the work of Heritage Officers and Heritage Council and evidence of that can be seen in every county in Ireland.“There are things that have been protected that would not have been were it not for the actions of local authorities.“I think that [the] Heritage Officer Network will be a fantastic resource and there will be so many things that you can do in partnership, cooperation and community.”Under his stewardship as Minister for Heritage, President Higgins established The Heritage Council in 1995. The Department for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht is in the process of preparing a new National Heritage Plan – Heritage Ireland 2030 – a successor to the first National Heritage Plan adopted in 2002 which provided the basis for County Heritage Plans.“Local authorities and local communities will have a central role to play in the implementation of the new National Heritage Plan.Speaking at the reception, Michael Parsons, Chairman of the Heritage Council Board, said: “The President has called us here to celebrate 20 years of high achievement by our County Heritage Officers.“Their work, in leading at a county level, to promote and safeguard our heritage deserves our admiration, respect and support.” If you would like to find out more about the work of the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council, see www.donegalcoco.ie/heritagePresident visit for 20th anniversary celebration of Heritage Programme was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How You Create the Need to Follow Up

first_imgThe need to follow up is driven by the failure to gain the commitment to take next steps with your prospective client.Leaving a client interaction or sales call without asking for the commitment to do whatever needs to be done next all but ensures that you are going to have to reengage around that same commitment later. You are also going to weeks or months to the process of helping them produce the better results they need. But worst of all is the challenge you are going to have gaining the commitments.You will have to call your prospective client to ask them for the commitment that would have been more easily acquired when you were with them. Many of those calls are going to go to voice mail. You might get a callback, but it isn’t going to be as soon as you’d like. You might also send emails to try to gain the commitment you need to move forward. Those emails will mostly go unanswered.Your prospect is busy, and they have competing priorities. They have work to do outside of working on the opportunity you are pursuing together. If you don’t like having to chase down your dream client, then you have to ask for the commitment to take the next step at the conclusion of every interaction. Leaving a meeting without having another meeting scheduled is how you create the need to follow up. Not getting something on the calendar while you are together is how you create the need to follow up.Selling is a series of conversations about change. During those conversations, you work to create a preference for you, your company, and your solution. It is also a series of commitments, a series of agreements to do certain things together as part of a process of exploring and making change. You make this process more difficult when you don’t gain those commitments.By failing to get the commitments you need, you create the need to follow up. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Kairana MLA makes communal appeal to Muslims in viral video

first_imgIn a video that went viral on Monday, Nahid Hasan, Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana, was heard making a communal appeal to Muslims to not buy goods from shopkeepers who were close to the BJP. “Buy your grocery from Jhijhana or Panipat (neighbouring towns). If you take this pain for a month, these shopkeepers would understand your value. Their homes run because we buy goods from them. Still we have to suffer,” he was heard saying. He also described the administration as “BJP-minded”.Later, he clarified that he was speaking for the poor. “I was speaking for the vendors who were being forcibly removed from the market by the administration that is biased towards the BJP supporters,” he alleged.The Shamli police has taken cognisance of the video. SP Ajay Kumar said he has constituted an inquiry committee under Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Srivastava to check the veracity of the video and the context of the appeal made by the MLA and submit its report in a day. “Following the orders of the District Magistrate, we are undertaking an anti-encroachment drive in the town. We are removing squatters from government land. It is not against vendors of any one community,” Mr. Srivastava told The Hindu.last_img read more

Japan have to learn from Asian Cup defeat: Captain Yoshida urges Japan to look forward

first_imgJapan captain Maya Yoshida says his side must learn from Friday’s painful Asian Cup final defeat and use the experience to make a breakthrough at the next World Cup by getting beyond the last 16 for the first time.Japan had been looking for a fifth Asian title but were stunned 3-1 in the final by Qatar in the United Arab Emirates.Invited to take part in the Copa America in June and July, and with their qualification campaign for the 2022 World Cup set to begin in September, there is little time for Japan to reflect on their disappointment.”Our first target is, of course, to qualify for the World Cup, and then get over the wall at which we were stopped last time, the round of 16. That is an objective for Japanese football,” Yoshida said after the final.”In order to do that we have the Copa America coming up and then in the autumn the World Cup qualifiers, and we have to make sure we learn from this defeat.”We have to capitalise upon this experience looking ahead to what comes next. Of course I’m disappointed, but we have to look forward.”Yoshida said he felt a sense of responsibility for the surprise defeat to Qatar, who will host the World Cup in 2022.”For the first and second goals we conceded from a player right in front of me, and I really feel a big sense of regret that I wasn’t able to lead the team to the title,” he added.advertisementBoth Japan and Qatar will compete in Brazil as invitees when the Copa America starts on June 14.Japan is also building towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with coach Hajime Moriyasu saying in the past he was aiming to match or better Japan’s bronze medal achieved in 1968.Despite originally considering sending an under-23 squad to Brazil in preparation for the Olympics, the Japanese Football Association announced in December they would be sending a full-strength squad.Japan’s next fixture is a friendly against Colombia on March 22.Also Read | AFC Asian Cup 2019 final HighlightsAlso Read | My fault that players weren’t able to express themselves: Japan coach after Asian Cup losslast_img read more

Dele Alli outraged at FIFA 18 rating

first_imgeSports ‘I’m going to refuse to play with myself’ – Alli outraged at FIFA 18 rating Ronan Murphy Last updated 2 years ago 17:07 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(24) Dele Alli Tottenham Swansea City Premier League Getty eSports Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The Spurs and England star is disappointed with his overall score in the new game, despite being one of the 100 highest rated players Tottenham attacker Dele Alli has expressed his outrage at his 84-overall rating in FIFA 18.The 21-year-old is considered one of the best young players in world football, having won the PFA Young Player of the Year award for the last two seasons.Alli 13/10 to score v West Ham Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Alli has started the season brightly with two goals in the Premier League and another to help Spurs progress in the Carabao Cup, and has been rated among the top 100 players in the world in FIFA 18.Despite being ranked the same as Dani Alves, Sami Khedira and Sadio Mane, the England international is disappointed with his rating and claims that he will not play as his in-game version until EA Sports give him a higher score.”To be honest I don’t think I’ll use myself in the game because I don’t think my rating is very good,” Alli told the Mirror.”I’m going to refuse to play with myself until I’m a little bit more realistic!”FIFA 18 rating Dele AlliAlli’s 84 rating ranks him as number 29 among the top Premier League players, with Spurs team-mates Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris all rated higher.The standard edition of FIFA 18 is released worldwide on September 29, while the Icon and Ronaldo editions are released three days earlier.last_img read more